Score: 95/100 (9.5 out of 10)
Treasure Isle by Catherine Corcoran is everything that a children's book should be! It's fun, it's colorful, it's exciting, it's adventurous; it follows some compelling characters, it holds the promise of uncovering buried riches, and it rhymes!
That last bit might not seem important, but think about many of the books that hooked you as a kid. Think about the children's books that perpetually capture the attentions of your kids/students. Rhymes are largely what made Dr. Seuss the GOAT that he's known as today.
These are usually colorful books that are FUN to read! Above all, they usually rhyme and have a catchy rhythm to them.
This book accomplishes that, having a song-like rhythm complete with the leitmotif/verse “So, they set out again on the salty, blue sea.”
This verse usually bridges into the next scene with the two characters, a boy and his parrot, trudging along on their adventure to find Treasure Island.
This book is full of wonder, excitement, adventure, and a strong spirit of exploration. We are stunned that this book is listed at only 19 pages long because it reads like an epic! Along the way, the boy and his parrot have a lot of ups and downs. They encounter penguins, a whale, a crocodile, big waves, mermaids, a chameleon who loves its bling, a volcano, and more!
Your kids might really enjoy reading along with you and pointing out many of the various animals/characters they see!
This book might even inspire your children to come up with their own little stories, exercising their creative minds!
Check it out on Amazon!